A Paralyzed Woman Walks Again
(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in 2008. Before then, I was paralyzed due to anemia and muscular atrophy. I was in so much pain, I felt it was worse than death. I even wanted to commit suicide during that period of time, but Falun Dafa saved me and helped me to walk again.
Since I gave birth to a child in 1993, I had suffered from anemia, insomnia and my arms and legs were completely limp. In 2003, my husband passed away, which also took its toll on me. As a result, my illness turned worse. I didn't want to eat and stayed alive by taking medicine. Later I not only suffered from anemia, but also my womb started hemorrhaging. I went to Tianjin Hospital for medical treatment. The examination result showed that I had nutritional anemia. I took a lot of medicine, but nothing changed. Finally, I developed leukemia and muscular atrophy.
In 2007, my father fell ill and lived in the hospital. I couldn't walk then. After my father passed away, my physical condition became even worse. My brother-in-law (my husband's elder brother, who took care of me and my child a lot after my husband passed away) said to my sister-in-law, “We have to take her to the hospital.” My sister-in-law asked him, “Where can we get her treated?” He said, “Let's take her to Peking Union Medical College Hospital!” When we arrived there, the doctor decided to do a complete check-up for me. I couldn't eat or drink anything after I got up in the morning. They gave me a bowl of white cereal. When I tried to eat it, I threw up. The doctors said, “You have to eat something; otherwise, you can't take the physical examination.” Because I couldn’t eat anyway, the doctor said, “Otherwise, we may take her marrow for testing.” After the marrow test, they still couldn’t figure out what disease I was suffering from. What was even worse, I was paralyzed.
After I returned home, my mother-in-law took care of me, from eating, drinking to discharging urine and excrement. Living this way caused me great anxiety. I thought, “Has my life ended up like this? What's the meaning of my life if I go on living like this? I could only add more burden and trouble to others. It's even worse than death.” However, whenever I thought of my ten-year-old child, I felt excruciating pain in my heart. My son was so young, and his father has already died. If I passed away, he would lose both parents and become an orphan.
I was so miserable during that period of time. I wanted to live, but I couldn't live well; I wanted to die, but I couldn't die. Every day I experienced much suffering and was so depressed. My mother-in-law encouraged me, “Be positive. You have to continue living well for your son. He cannot afford to lose both parents. We must find a treatment to have your disease cured.” She discussed it with my brother-in-law and decided to take me to the Langfang Blood Hospital. They hired a special care nurse for me. My mother-in-law went there to see me once every couple of days. My roommates said, “Your mother-in-law treats you so well.” I said, “She is a Falun Gong practitioner.” They said, “Why not practice Falun Gong together with your mother-in-law after you go back home?”
I had lived in the hospital for a month and spent a lot of money, but I didn’t feel any better. I thought, “Doctors here cannot treat my diseases, so we are just consuming our money and energy in vain.” On the following day, I called my mother-in-law and told her that I wanted to go back home. She disagreed at first, but when she found that I was very determined, she agreed. We purchased some medicine when we checked out. At that time, my physical condition was terrible, especially my two legs. My right leg had atrophied so seriously that it was very skinny and there was no muscle left. I couldn’t walk or move at all.
After I returned home, I could do nothing about my diseases. Where could I find a treatment? I could do nothing but wait for death. Our home is a site for a Fa study group. When Dafa practitioners studied the Fa together, my mother-in-law asked me to listen to them. At first the Fa I listened to just seemed to fall on deaf ears. Everyone could walk freely, but I couldn’t at such a young age. What should I do in the coming days? I complained to heaven and earth: Why does heaven treat me like this?
One day I suddenly thought of what my roommates said, “Why not practice Falun Gong together with your mother-in-law after you go back home?” Yes! I have to practice cultivation! I want to survive. Only Dafa can save me. As soon as I had such a thought, I felt very uplifted. It seemed that I saw a slim of twilight in the darkness. I saw hope in my despair. I said to my mother-in-law, “Please teach me how to practice the exercises. I also want to learn Dafa.” She said, “Teacher said, ‘As to seriously ill patients, we do not let them attend the classes since they cannot give up the attachment to having illnesses cured or the idea of being ill.’ (from Lecture One, Zhuan Falun) Today you expressed the wish to practice cultivation from the bottom of your heart. As long as you follow the principles of Dafa, Teacher will take care of you.”
From then on, my mother-in-law taught me how to practice the exercises. I couldn’t stand up, so I practiced while sitting. I listened to Teacher’s Fa lecture recordings every day and joined the group Fa study. One morning about ten days later, I could stand up with the support of a chair. I shouted with joy, “Mom, come here, I can stand up!” My mother-in-law passed me a walking stick. I tried to step forward slowly with its support. Step by step, I could walk! Our house had six rooms. I walked from one end to the other. I threw away the walking stick and walked back. I was so happy as I walked back and forth.
I was so excited, which was beyond description. My mother-in-law and I were so happy we burst into tears. We knew that our great compassionate Teacher saved me, and Dafa helped me to stand up again!
I recovered gradually and new flesh grew on my leg. Teacher not only saved me, but also relieved my whole family! After my relatives and friends learned what had happened to me, they all came to see me. I told them of my experience. They all believed that Dafa is miraculous. They also knew that Dafa is good. Many of them quit the CCP and started to sincerely say, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
I went back to work in the factory. I told my story to the factory manager and workers. They were very touched and said, “Wow, Falun Dafa is really that good and that magical!” The factory manager said, “Let’s all say Falun Dafa is good.” Some workers asked me for Dafa books. I never fought or competed for personal gain in the factory and did any assignment the boss gave me. The factory manager and workers all said, “Just look at her! She does any work that is assigned to her. No wonder, she is a Falun Gong practitioner! If we want to be good persons, we all have to learn from her. Let’s just do whatever work is assigned to us. Would that be OK?” Every one replied, “All right!” In the past, quarrels always happened among workers in the factory due to unfair work assignments. Since then, no quarrels have taken place. Everyone gets along well with one another. The whole factory had changed.
The factory manager supports me very much in clarifying the truth. Every week I take Falun Gong truth clarification materials to the factory and distribute them to the workers there. Each work shop is decorated with one truth clarification calendar. When the truth clarification materials that revealed the true nature of the evil CCP were ready, I took them to the factory and told everyone, “Come on and take a look! The CCP is an evil cult.” The factory manager said, “Let’s all stop working and listen to her read for us. Everyone, come to listen.” After they listened to me read, everyone knew what the CCP was. They said, “Wow, the CCP is an evil cult!” Most of them quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations after learning the truth. The factory manager said, “The economic returns of our factory are good this year. I also benefited from Dafa. Some people who had owed me money for a dozen years returned it this year without my asking. I had thought they would not repay me. This is my good fortune after believing in Dafa. I will support Dafa forever.”
I will continue being a good person, a better person and help save more people. I will not let down Teacher’s compassionate salvation. I will honor my historic vows and become a genuine disciple of Teacher.